Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies have to be one of the easiest cookies to make. Everybody knows how to make that! That’s what I thought until I baked some.

I got the recipe off the top of the Quaker Oats container. They call it the Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Here’s my version:

1 cup (2 sticks) organic butter, softened
1 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 cup organic sugar
2 eggs, organic
1 teaspoon organic vanilla
1 1/2 cups organic all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup organic raisins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cream together the butter and sugars. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Put the whisk away. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Using a spatula, mix the dry ingredients into the batter. Add oats and raisins. It will get very thick. Mix really well.

Butter a baking sheet with wax paper covers, then spoon rounds of cookie dough about a couple of inches apart from each other.

Now here was the tricky part for me. I baked the cookies too long and wound up with hard cookies. Bake it for 12 minutes. That’s it. (It might be even shorter if you live in a high altitude location.)

Get the babies out of the oven and let them cool off on wire racks.

Everybody loves these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Those people at Quaker Oats were right. These cookies quickly vanish. I have to make more!

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